Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Barry | 2011-03-22


Son missed school

My son has just turned 4 and has been in and out of school (cheche) over the past few years. He catches a cold very easily which very rapidly progresses into pneumonia which as on most occasions landed him in hospital for a few days. For the last 6 - 9 months we have had him out of school and on a range of homeopathic medication to boost his immune system and counter the allergies picked up from blood tests which seems to have helped a lot as he is recovering from colds a lot quicker than previously.

We are seeing the effects of him not being in school especially in his interaction with other children and people in general and feel his social skills need to be developed considerably and we would like his preparation for school to pick up as well.

Before we put him back in school we would like to take him to a paediatrician to get the all clear for school. Can you/anyone recommend a specialist in the east rand area?

Expert's Reply



I can highly recommend Dr Marilee Kriel at the Clinton Clinic in Alberton.

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